LARRY SMITHWHY YOU WILL FAIL... Keynote Presented By: Kerry Moseley
THESIS* Larry Smith’s thesis of his presentation is explaining the vastamount of excuses a person comes up with of why they don’thave a career they are passionate about. Why they don’t have agreat career.
ALL EARS....* Larry captures the audience with blatant honesty and humorwith stories and examples that are relevant with the topic athand.
ALL EARS....* Smith also uses his unique voice and high energy todynamically draw in his listeners.
TED COMMANDMENTS* Larry uses the TED commandment number 4. Connectingwith peoples emotions.
TED COMMANDMENTS* He remains consistent with his high energy while keeping theaudience engaged with laughter.
DYNAMISM* On a scale from 1 to 5 I give Mr. Smith a 4. Ways he couldhave been better include less stuttering and more examples tohelp build reinforcement for his topic. Although he did anexcellent job keeping the crowd involved.
* Larry uses tips revealed by Nancy Duarte. He incorporatesthe use of stories to draw in his listeners and offer a since ofcommonality to better relay his message.
* By engaging in short stories he was able to convey, in ahumorous way, very important life lessons that people couldhang on to just from laughing.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED* I have learned that it is extremely important to keep theaudience attentive and engaged.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED* The best way to keep listeners responsive is to give themeveryday life scenarios and stories to help them personalizewith the message I am trying to convey.
ROBINSON VS. SMITH* Robinson’s delivery is more timed and he is more consistentwith arousing emotion from the audience. He gives us a moreconcrete explanation on his topics.
ROBINSON VS. SMITH* Both Smith and Robinson use laughter as a means to educatetheir listeners. After each humorous line came a valid point thatpeople were able to hold on too because of an opening causedby that emotion.
FRIENDLY REMINDER...* Tips on delivery that I noticed from my TED presenter is to beentertaining. Don’t let the information sound like information.
FRIENDLY REMINDER...* Tell a joke or some sort of story that ties into the subject orpoint you are trying to make. Another thing that I saw was thathe was real. Genuine and passionate about his information. Heseemed as if he cared about what he was doing.